* Posts by Scott K

50 posts • joined 6 Jun 2008

Mad Raspberry Pi boffins ripped out its BRAINS and SHRANK them for your pleasure

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Of all the things Rpi needed

This is not one of them as I see it. They need to update it so it can be used for a multitude of everything. This to me is a Rpi in a different format to sit on a different smaller shelf gathering more dust.

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Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?

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Scary,

It's almost as if you're inside my brain!

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Stop the Microsoft, Skype wedding, screams enraged Cisco in court

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Stop

Cisco video

Cisco have had far far longer than most to get on this one. They missed the boat so now they want the big guns to round up the flotilla and moor it up for them so they can sink it at their leisure by developing something that should have been an RFC/IEEE for at least a decade and no doubt making it a licenced proprietary protocol CVP.

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BT wins another HUGE gov-funded rural broadband deal

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Flame

More protectivism and monopoly instigation

BT are the only ones winning the work because they are the ones who run the telco monopoly / Boys club in cahoots with the governbent of this small tiny island which should have been recabled in the 90's.

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What about Virgin Media, I had fibre to the cab decades ago and BT reckon £56m is a reasonable amount for 2Mb fibre links to a small backwater down south?

can they not just give them 4G and save about oooh £55.5m Oh no as the other monopoly is in force there as well.

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Valve chief confirms Steam-centric console-killing PC

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FAIL

"The end of Windows"

Not really the end of Windows is it.

Just one company saying they will make a locked down box to plug into your telly JUST for games. Where are we, 1998 again? My Windows box does a lot more than games. If I want to play a game on my TV then I'll turn on the console.

However if I want to do the other 199 things I use my Windows vm running on Linux for then I shall sit at my desk or laptop :P

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Raspberry Pi seller calls for hack match contestants

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Historymaker I shall see you there, now to try and figure out what to take with me! Might need a bigger sparky box!

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Apple, Motorola Mobility held patent war peace summit

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Stop

Yawn

Patent war this, Apple that, Steve Jobs this, Ipad there, Ipad mini, Patent legal battle, I'm the best, no I'm the best.

When did Manufacturers turn into 5 year olds in a playground fighting over the sandpit?

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China aims its most powerful rocket ever AT THE MOON

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Bipeds

At least one of our race of BiPeds are still looking at visiting outer space. Seems the yuu ess ayyy have given up in a been there, seen that, got the t-shirt, too busy bombing for oil to go back modus operandi.

I for one welcome our Socialist, Space exploring new rulers of the world.

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Linux servers for Windows folk: go on, give it a bash

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Good article

Off to fire up some VM's and see if I can replace my creaking winserver :)

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Apple readies iTunes for Beatles juice, says report

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Alert

2 pointless "big announcements" in 2 days

2 pointless "big announcements" in 2 days

First NASA yesterday with their black hole just nextdoor.

Now Apple with Ancient has been britpop group "the beatles" .

Nobody thinks that it's news do they really? I mean come on the beatles on Itunes pah

!mark as I don't know nor care which little icon at the bottom is evil Jobs

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Hacker sinks Royal Navy website

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Joke

French

What, we thought the French were doing that bit.

Nope Brussels say it's us.

Not the French

No.

Can we blame them anyway?

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Official: Windows Phone 7 to launch next week

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FAIL

Late to the party

Try well past the closing of the bar, Windows phones have been nursed along since the days of pocket pc. This release has been waited for since before the applephone surfaced. It all seems a bit like releasing a 486-dx33 now anyone who has used a windows phone won't go back to it as it's terrible and most new buyers want ios or android.

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GoPro HD Hero camera

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I have had one for about 8 months.

I'd give it around 80% as well to be honest.

I use it quite a lot, places I wouldn't dream of taking a full HD camera with me. Just set it going pointing in roughly the right direction and you can get some awesome footage. The 60fps mode is great for slow motion shots and fast paced action. Decent battery life and good sized videos so a 32GB card has plenty of space.

I had a few teething troubles with mine and still have issues with it but for the price I would go out and buy another one especially with the new firmware update and the range of accessories coming through now. Also seeing it used on a lot of TV work The air jaws and bite cam for example.

Does work underwater if you are surfing etc but for snorkelling or diving we will have to wait for the flat lens housing :)

I went overboard on the 60fps slowmo in this vid and haven't quite figured the mini steadicam out yet :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHg8sUJCR-4

And one of some rollercoaster action truly can take it anywhere, strap it to your hand and hold it with 3 fingers, awesome toy :)

http://vimeo.com/13056038

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Intel preps x86 Android for summer release

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Awesome

Been waiting for this to build my carpc up it's ideal :)

Link to shonky pre release beta versions please

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Oracle punts first VirtualBox x64 hypervisor

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Also

It also runs Snow leopard under win 7 on an AMD machine :P

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Microsoft yanks leaked Windows Mobile 6.5 tools

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Removed from the site you say?

It's working for me

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=20686a1d-97a8-4f80-bc6a-ae010e085a6e#filelist

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Cisco swallows Starent Networks

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Alert

Cisco

Nom Nom Nom

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Man queues overnight to buy iPhone 3GS... and take it to bits

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Stop

18 month contract

The clue is in the title.

Just because you are an Apple owner != exempt from the law of contract.

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Windows 7 to ship October 22

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Alert

Hope they don't do a Vista

The "upgrade" program for Vista was an absolute joke. I wouldn't rely on it again. And I hope they are not rushing it out again without properly testing it. Oh hang on it's MS cancel that last one.

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Microsoft names Windows 7 RC1 dates

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Hmm

Will be waiting for this on MSDN this week, VM first though or might put it straight on the laptop for some good old MS inflicted pain!

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Windows Home Server fixes bugs with Power Pack 2

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Happy

@Jon B

Maybe you are putting all your trust in one box :) just a thought what backs up the backup?

And WHS is great at what it does shame I have to keep messing about with it to get it running right, powerpack 2 might help me get it stable though :)

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Failed probation system 'masterclass in sloppy management'

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Amount spent on system > amount spent on actually managing offenders

Yep another great spending spree by the gov. Spent more on that than they have on actually managing the offenders, great idea numbnuts.

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Microsoft courts enterprises with Windows 7

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plaiting fog?

More chance tbh I think they blew the "lets keep up to date" crowd away with the absolute shiteness of Vista. Even waiting for sp1 has proved fruitless and the Beta version of windows 7 is like a more buggy version of Vista (is that even possible).Ignoring the Beta testers won't help eitnher really in my opinion it's not going to happen unless it is forced upon people, even then 80% will stick with XP over Win 7 or Vista

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Lockheed offers ready-to-go supersoldier exoskeleton

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Unhappy

Not quite Farcry

I was expecting a Farcry style multi option all singing all dancing exoskeletal suit. Not just a bit of lego and meccano!!

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Microsoft boffins devise 'secure' Gazelle browser

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more secure

So they are basically admitting that IE7 is insecure. And a browser slower than IE7 or 8 would really take some doing.

Open source browsers ftw.

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MIT boffins fashion working plasma rocket from Coke can

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Cool

That's rather awesome tbh with all mocking aside, and @ AC and SRC, Commander Keen that takes me back to the days of the 286 and arguing about how PC's were better than Amiga's

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Virgin Media boosts bottom tier broadband

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Hmmm, VM at it again.

Maybe they should get their house in order before offering more bandwidth. They complain the network is choked but then in the same breath upgrade people's speeds. I mean my 20Mb connection rarely runs anything like it should do and dare I actually use it I go down to 5Mb as they haven't enough bandwidth to supply me with a constant service.

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Eircom to block Pirate Bay

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Black Helicopters

Fatcats losing too much money.

That's what this comes down to. Music industry has been doing over all the little artists and record labels for years and now they have lost their stranglehold on the industry meaning it's not as lucrative. Tough shit I say move with the times or die. Rather than bitching and moaning make it so I can download an album which I will pay for but if my PC crashes don't make it so I have to buy it again because I won't I've bought it once I'll get it for free. I mean look at Steam it works a treat people download full games and everyone is happy.

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Nokia prepares to fiddle with Symbian

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Alert

Iphone this Iphone that

I for one am seriously fecked off with the amount of Iphone bumming going on everywhere it's a fuckin phone, just because it's all spangly and Apple. The next big Iphone app will be a blow smoke up Apples arsehole with added attachment to get jiggy with your Iphone. I mean it's an Ipod with a cellular radio in it, get over it.

</rant>

Nokia phones have been having issues over the last few years and going away from them has made me realise that they really do need to do something to make it back into the market leader it once was.

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Google's email service goes down

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Thought the phone was a bit quiet this morning

Using Gmail as my push style email on the phone, thought it was a bit quiet! thanks for the heads Up el reg

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Pirate Bay supporters ram Swedish IFPI website

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Damn the man

More power to them etc,

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Fasthosts to offshore support staff

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Time to move

Well following on from this years move anything with outsourced call centres to UK centres. I will be finally moving my domains from Farthosts.

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Barcelona pickpocket swipes Microsoft secrets?

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WinMo 6.5

Winmo 6.5 is Running a treat on my Touch HD :) and no it's not his!!

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Terabit Ethernet possibilities

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Joke

Erm

It's alright getting speeds rocking up to 640GB/s but it would be sold as up to 640gb/s and no doubt traffic shaped after 1gb of data has been downloaded. and run on a 100Mb NIC card at half duplex only.

Oh sorry thought it was Virgin Media that were doing it like their 50 meg service.

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Humvee with frikkin laser on it takes out killer robot

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Mirrors@?

~Surely your average self respecting UAV pilot would pimp his UAV and make it chrome or mirror finish. blue on multiple reflected laser blue. or even a clusterfuck, now there's a word for the description is it politically correct? who cares.

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Obama gets to keep his BlackBerry

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Us patriot

Not noticed the fact the iphone and ipod boxes say made in china on them then?

Good on Obama, erm sir you can't have email. Get bent I need my Blackberry and I'm the boss

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OcUK puts £10K bounty on the heads of DDoS varmints

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Serves them right

From my experiences and what I hear about them I'm amused greatly that someone has shafted them back. Disagree with the methods but it's very effective!

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Royal Navy warships lose email in virus infection

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Pirate

Put it on MAC OS.

Apparently you don't get viruses on Macs (why has nobody risen to that challenge yet, I find it amazing) , they could edit the funny videos they have on it and then upload them to youtube.

WFW could lead to a whole new meaning to BSOD. I connected my USB laser guided missile to it and it launched everything we have at that little country over there.

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Apple to push Nokia into smartphone second place

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Flame

Pure bullshit

Where do they pull these stats from? Nokia smartphone, ha ha ha about as smart as a rock.

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McKinnon lawyers push for UK trial

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Flame

Blame the Scot

That's it, the US military network has security holes, lets make an example of this guy looking for things they have buried and kept quiet. Stick it to the man McKinnon :)

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Nokia N97 touchscreen webphone demo'd

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Black Helicopters

After watching that

I'm glad I didn't wait for it to come out, slow and unresponsive is the nokia way by the looks of the videos I have seen of it. Ditched Nokia after a N95. Now rocking a HTC Touch HD on winmo, much better phone.

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Boffin brings 'write once, run anywhere' to Cisco hijacks

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Oh cock

The end of the internets.

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Intel shows off 'giant iPod Touch'

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OS

If I am correct which admittedly is unusual they run Ubuntu MID

http://www.ubuntu.com/products/mobile

I've looked into it myself for a carpc but it was a bit clunky then, these would be ideal for in car computers and as wall mounted media centres. Not really for jogging round the park or catching the bus through some areas though. Bring on the innovations I say :)

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Chrome-fed Googasm bares tech pundit futility

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Stop

Web Based Software

Good article finally someone who isn't blowing smoke up googles blowhole. They already have god knows what information on your search history and emails, now they want all of your documents as well and your apps, favourites, passwords etc not such a good plan.

Yeah great Idea use all of your apps online, when the net connection goes down or you reach your cap you have a dumb terminal that can't do anything :(

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Tory leader's stolen bicycle surfaces on eBay

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Coat

Oh dear

It would appear that Mr Cameron has become a victim of the new, improved, lowered crime rate. The fact he has reported it but "isn't holding his breath" says everything you need to know!

Mines the one with the D-lock and ballot paper in the pocket!

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3 days on: The iPhone users still to make a call

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Happy

re: um...

@Dave Fisher

Generally capital letters are classed as shouting on the t'interwebs. I was laughing quite loud therefore a capital letter assault was deemed appropriate.

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Unlucky

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA serves you right for been early adopting fan boys. Mines the one with the pre ordered Nokia N96 in the pocket.

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Linspire CEO defends Xandros buy-out

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Pirate

Linux it's clunky and too awkward for the man in the street

Until they get a release that will work just as easily as Windows for the average man in the street, they have no chance of preinstall overlord status. It's still all clunky and awkward to use. Why should you even need the CLI this isn't 1981 guys :)

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Snail mail goes hi-tech – literally

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Quicker than

Probably still be quicker than Royal Mail (snail) seriously why do things get here from Germany and the USA faster than somewhere in England :(

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Virgin Media and BPI join forces to attack illegal filesharing

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Joke

I've thought up a new Virgin Media Slogan

Virgin Media, We're only virgins because it's the customer that gets screwed.

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